Hristos Polihroniou

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Hristos Polihroniou (also Christos Polychroniou, Greek: Χρήστος Πολυχρονίου, born March 31, 1972) is retired a Greek hammer thrower.

He was born in Athens.[1]

His personal best throw is 80.08 metres, achieved in April 2002 in Athens. This ranks him second among Greek hammer throwers, only behind Alexandros Papadimitriou.[2]


He was suspended by the IAAF from May 2005 to May 2007,[3] after he'd tested positive for clomiphene.[4] In 2008 he was found guilty of refusal to submit to doping control, and received a life ban.[5]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Greece
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 9th 61.42 m
1991 European Junior Championships Thessaloniki, Greece 5th
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden NM
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia, United States NM
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 27th 71.56 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th 77.97m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 6th 78.31 m
World Student Games Palma de Mallorca, Spain 2nd 79.83 (NR)
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 24th 74.02 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 26th 73.79 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 27th 71.70 m